This virtual lesson will explore the way musical soundtracks, audio landscapes, and sound effects are created to bring the visual world of a film to life and asks that you take a closer listen to John Krasinski's 2018 film, A Quiet Place. For this lesson, you will need to watch activities #1, #2 and #3 below and then complete the online quiz (#4).

Complete by April 19th, 2020


#1 - LECTURE: The Sound of Cinema

To start, please click the "START LECTURE" button below to view a video lesson by Sam Avery covering the various ways sound is used in cinema. This video lesson is 13 minutes long.


#2 - WATCH: Building Worlds with Sound

In this behind the scenes look, Academy Award winning sound designer Ben Burtt explains how he built the world of WALL-E from the scratch in this interesting look into the creative world of sound design.

#3 - WATCH: A Quiet Place (2018)

Directed by John Krasinski, A Quiet Place tells the story of a family that must be quiet if they wish to survive... Because of this, the sound designers had the challenge of turning the slightest sounds into something that keeps the audience on the edge of their seat.


EXTRA: The Sound of Gravity

An exclusive SoundWorks Collection profile with Director Alfonso Cuarón and Re-recording Mixer Skip Lievsay about the sound teams work to create a dramatic sound scape to a dark and vast outer space environment.

EXTRA: The Secret World of Foley

Witness the magic of movie making and journey into the little known world of Foley Artists, who bring films to life with their perfectly-timed sound-effects.


#4 - QUIZ: The Sound of Cinema

Click the "TAKE QUIZ" link below to complete the quiz for this virtual lesson. Please type all essay questions in Microsoft Word first and then copy/paste into the form as to not lose your work.